3 Tips For Keeping Your Divorce Simple

Going through a divorce can be very stressful. Many couples take months, even years to resolve the divorce. This can become expensive and emotionally taxing for the whole family. This is why it is important that if you choose to divorce your spouse that you take some steps to speed up the process and keep it as clean as possible. Here are a couple tips for simplifying the divorce:

1. Try Mediation

Mediation is a great way to save money and to resolve conflict easily. When you do mediation you will meet with a lawyer who will go through and simply mediate the negotiations. If you and your soon to be ex-spouse cannot be in the same room together, you can be in separate rooms and the lawyer will go back and forth with the negotiations.

With mediation it is best if you and your spouse can go through and divide the estate and agree on custody on your own. The fastest and easiest divorces are those couples who were able to settle their differences without a lawyer.

Conversely, those who cannot settle their differences on their own, or in mediation, must go through court. This is a very expensive and long process. You should do whatever you can to avoid going to court for a divorce settlement.

2. Consider A No-Fault Divorce

No-fault divorces are great because they are easier to get granted. Some spouses want to pursue a fault divorce because it will get them more money, or the custody of your children. Only do a no-fault divorce if you really feel that it is best for your family.

If you are doing it out of spite, or to hurt your ex-spouse, than you might also be in a world of hurt. Instead, a no-fault divorce is easier, it can help to keep things civil, and could help to speed up the process because you don't have to wait for a judge to grant the divorce.

3. Keep The Kids Out Of It

Custody battles are long and hard. You can fight over the estate all you want, but when it comes to custody, do what is best for the children. The children should never be used as leverage or a bargaining tool. This is why it is important that you consider the needs of the children before you fight that battle. It may just be better to agree to joint custody for the sake of the children.

By considering these things you can keep your divorce simple and hopefully get it done faster. To learn more, contact a company like Knochel Law Offices, PC with any questions you have.